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] [ speaking latin ] ♪ ♪ >> the presentation of the fisherman's ring delivered to pope francis. father tom brosnan, again explain to us the presentation of the fisherman's ring. >> it's a sign of his office as universal pastor. it's also worn by all of the metropolitan archbishops throughout the world and the patriarchs of the eastern churches in union with him. the fisherman's ring, of course, is named after st. peter, the first pope the bishop of rome. and as cardinal sadano had just presented that ring, he reminded us that st. paul as well teaches us that we have many ministries and carisms and this man pope francis, is meant to fulfill the office of the servant of the service of god. >> right now, father, there are six cardinals. and these are, what, acts of obedience? >> correct. yes, i believe that's what they're doing. these are the six you could say leading cardinals of the church. the secretary of state under pope benedict. i don't know this gentleman. >> pope benedict used 12 individuals including cardinals bishops priests a monk, a husband and wife and two ch
this week, i think pope francis has charmed the entire world except for one small constituency which are his security patrol who are quite frankly at witt's end what he's going to do next and how to keep him safe. obviously this is a pope who is determined to be as close to his people as possible, not to be walled off from them, and at a pastoral level, at a human level, that's a remarkably endearing quality, but for the people who are charged with his security, it also has got their blood pressure up. i think we're seeing additional indications this morning of how he's going to be somebody that they're going to have to sort of figure out a new script to make sure he can be as close to people as possible but at the same time not be putting himself in harm's way. >> john, i want to stay with you for a second here and talk about some of the dignitaries that will be attending today. we heard a spokesman from the vatican say that they don't issue invitations, that folks actually reach out to the vatican to say i want to be present. can we talk about some of the dignitaries that have chosen to be
thomas and wendy griffith are on assignment. now that the shock is over, there is a feeling pope francis will put his unique stamp on the roman catholic church. chris mitchell has our report from rome >> reporter: ceremony was simple and brief when pope francis met the thousands gathered in st. peter's square and the rest of the world. most of the people have left st. peter's square. for the many who rushed here after seeing the white smoke coming from the sistine chapel, it was unforgetable. >> it was fantastic. people flocked to the piazza. it was amazing. >> i was absolutely thrilled, excited. jumping for joy. at the end of the day, for me, i am here for the moment. to live in the moment. there were people from all over the world. something i couldn't miss. >> reporter: it was the choice of the name francis that struck many catholics. ashley mcguire with the catholic association. >> it couldn't send a more clear signal, france is known for reforming the church and a simple man of humility. two immediate clear signals about what kind of papacy pope francis wants to have >> reporter: he
: this is an abc news special report. the inaugural ceremony of pope francis. francis. everyone.orning, everyone. good very early morning to many terry moran here i am terry moran here in new york to bring you coverage of pope augural mass of pope francis. there he is r there he is right now you are ooking at a live picture in a jeep, not the covered popemobile going through st. peter's he is to celebrate he is to celebrate along with ardinals and world leaders, an inaugural mass. nne really, the formal eginnings of his papacy, the ding to pacy according to catholic tradition. st. ll take the throne of st. rich today in a ceremony rich with symbolism. what a moment this is. look at this. i can't remember the last time a pope was not in a popemobile. st. go to cecilia vega in st. thrr's square. as the pope moves through the square what are you seeing and feeling down there? >> reporter: terry, good morning it, an absolutely ty is, no other way than to say it, an absolutely glorious morning here in vatican city. you can see the pope as you said zig-zagging through the crowd. he is right behind me
. >> he met with the journalists on saturday, and he told them how he got -- he chose the name francis, and he said that after he had reached the requisite number of votes that the cardinal of brazil said remember the poor and so he then thought of st. francis of assisi who worked with the poor and so he picked the name francis and said there were a couple of jokes, though, that he should pick the name of a pope who had repressed the jesuits. >> clement the xiv had banned them in 1773 and they said you should be clement the xv to be even. he decided against getting even and chose francis. there was some debate over it was francis of assisi, francis xavier but he said, it was in fact assisi, no other fact conveys poverty as well and a love for the poor and simple lifestyle as francis of assisi and popular among the italians, too. >> we'll see today -- we've seen already some faces of people from different countries and we'll see people from many different religions and, of course, the cardinals, but the two people from religious orders that he has invited to play a part in this mass are
're watching the inaugural mass for pope francis. if you're just joining us right now, it has been a remarkable, remarkable morning. pope francis came into st. peter's square atop of the popemobile, open-air. there was no top. he was not enclosed in the bullet-proof glass that we've come to expect. that wall has been removed. >> and we were talking earlier this the morning. will he get off of the popemobile and greet the crowd? that's exactly what happened. there were some babies that were brought up to the popemobile. and he did step out to greet somebody who was ill in the crowd. it was a remarkable moment. a smile, ear-to-ear on his face. and the crowd enjoying every minute of it. >> as far as the ceremony goes, much of the official proceedings have happened. he received the pallium, the ceremonial lamb's wool shawl he'll wear. and his fisherman's ring. and now, we're involved in a mass. this is a mass for st. joseph's day. we're joined by a lot of people here. what is the mass for st. joseph's day? >> it's celebrating the husband of mary, father of jesus, patron of the american church. and
of people in st. peter's square. this will be the official inaugural mass for st. francis. we had seen him earlier today. he was out and about in the crowd. some of them who had come before dawn to wait to be here for this historic event. already this morning pope francis entered the sacristy to be clothed for this rite. he heard the sound of silver trumpets and chants of you are peter, he is the successor to the throne of peter. together with the patriarchs of eastern catholic churches. and he went to pray at the tomb of st. peter. and he's assumed the modest miter, one symbol something very different than we saw eight years ago. this will be a much simpler ceremony, something we've seen from this new pope since the first moments he was elected. let's listen inside st. peter's basilica. ♪ ♪ >> joining me for this special coverage, dr. bartunic, and with me here in new york, a father from the trenton diocese. welcome to all of you. as we've been watching the first opening moments, what strikes you? >> well, the grandeur of st. peter's just take opposed against the simplicity of pope fr
, francis, our pope, to whom, through our humble service you have granted kindness in the apostolic office. may he be strengthened by the gift of your holy spirit and worth any exercise his high ministry in accordance with the eminent chris ma he has received through christ our lord. ♪ ♪ amen amen >>> 340,000 people in that square, the italian radio estimates. now the presentation of the fisherm fisherman's ring. >> translator: most holy father, bishop and pastor of our souls, may christ, the son of the living god, who built his church upon this rock, himself grant to you the signet ring of the fisherm fisherman peter, from the sea of galilee, whom the lord entrusted the keyes to the kingdom of heaven. today you exceed peter as bishop of the church who presides over charity as the blessed paul taught. may the spirit of charity pour upon our hearts, bestow strength and gentlemenness upon your ministry of preserving of the community all those who believe in christ. ♪ ♪ sea of galilee, to this grand ceremony. also i'm struck by the very simple hand shake, nothing elaborate, just two f
and congresswoman nancy pelosi arrived in rome ahead of the mass for pope francis. jay gray joins us from vatican city with a look at the controversy surrounding the guest list. >> reporter: good evening. preparations continue both inside and outside of st. peter's square this evening and there's been a noticeable increase in both security and excitement on the eve of tomorrow's inaugural mass. sirens echo through the streets of rome as police lead caravans of dignitaries gathering to celebrate pope francis. >> wonderful person. do a very good job. >> reporter: vice president joe biden leads the u.s. delegation. today he met with the president and prime minister of italy while pope francis held his first audience with the head of state. argentinean president said i've never been kissed by a pope before as she gave francis a gift. traditional argentine cups used to drink the country's national beverage. they were at odds over social issues when he was the archbishop of buenos aires. hundreds of thousands expected to pack the gnawicity for the inaugural mass. >> reports are that there's an exciteme
. we have perspective this morning on the journey ahead for pope francis, from cardinal francis george, the archbishop of chicago. what message did the cardinals mean to send with the selection of the first ever pope from latin america? a special discussion as well with our roundtable on how francis reforms the church? >> plus, the debt dual in washington. is there any rheoom for comprome and is the president right when he argues a balanced budget isn't a priority at the moment? the debate this morning. with us, republican w.h.i.p. of the house, kevin mccarthy and the top democrat on the house budget committee, chris van hollen of maryland. then the future of the gop and a senator's change of heart on gay marriage. is it the beginning of a changing tide in the party? wisconsin's republican governor scott walker weighs in. >>> and good sunday morning. a busy first weekend for the new pope, meeting the press yesterday for the first time. and this morning, an impromptu appearance near the vatican, greeting surprised visitors, and then moments ago, before a large crowd gathered in st. pete
and around the world. this is fox news special coverage of pope francis inauguration. it is 4:20 on the east coast, 120 on the west coast. 9:20 a.m. on an absolutely beautiful day on the eternal city. rained all day yesterday after raining all day during the conclave during the cardinals elected pope francis. today the sun is shining and row bhan mans ar-- romans are out. i am shepard smith with you for the next two or three hours as we celebrate the pope. lye now in saint peters square and the vatican. this is a regular workday in rome and across italy. the crowds came more sparsely in the early morning hours maybe than they anticipated. the papal have gathered to witness history in the installation of the new leader of the catholic church and 1.2 billion followers around the world. in the last few minutes pope francis made his way through the crowds outside getting on and off his jeep greeting those who gathered even kissed a baby or two. here's pictures of that. the pope mobile which we have seen in recent years is nowhere to be found today. this pope is very much a man of the people. a h
of the installation. and so she has a new political reality to deal with, as well. >> indeed. pope francis when he was the bu bishop confronted her and her husband at some of the injustices they occurred there and they felt the sting of that. but part of the role a priest is to comfort the afflicted. >> grant we pray all mighty god that by st. joseph's intercession, your church may constantly watch over the unfolding of the mysteries of human salvation. with beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care through our lord jesus christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one god forever and ever. amen. the pope and the people are now seated to hear the lord speak to each and every one of us through the written word of holy scripture. the first reading will be from second book of samuel read in the english language. >> a reading from the second book of samuel. the word of the lord came to nathan. go and tell my servant david thus the lord speaks. when your days are ended and you are laid to rest with your ancestors, i will preserve the offering of your body after
start with you. i have a cnn poll that shows pope francis with an astounding rating, 88% approval. his introduction seems to have gone well so far. >> absolutely. he's a man of the people. they're relating to him on a wonderful emotional level. probably one of the most favorite saints of our church, st. francis of assisi. by choosing that, he touched people's hearts very deeply. >> i want to talk to you about the pomp and circumstance. this is quite an event. i want to talk a little bit about the coat of arms and the symbolism. if you can walk us through that, i would appreciate it. >> sure. the first point to make is although this is being called an inaugural mass, this isn't like a presidential inauguration. he's been pope. this is a mass to invest him with the key symbols of his office. one is the pallium which is the cloth stoll symbolizing the chief shepherd of the church. the gold-plated ring, the fisherman's ring, which symbolizes his authority as the successor of peter, the leader of the catholic church. we're also going to see unveiled, so to speak, the pope's coat of arms. it
in the years to come. >> as a management matter, as a crisis management matter, what does pope francis do to come to terms with sexual abuse in the church that begins to close the chapter for the church? >> well, i can't close that chapter, none of us can, as long as there are victims b s becausu to have accompany them, if they're willing to accompany them, but we have to keep doing that. as far as the scandal itself, everyone that we know of who has done this, whether bishop or priest, is out of public ministry and will remain out because we had to change the law to do that and it took some time. he supports that, and then we have to be sure that it won't happen again, as much as we possibly can, and then stay with the victims. but the structures are in place now, the code has been changed. the thing is every time there's a new report, then everything happens yesterday instead of 20 or 30 years ago which is often the case now. >> there's the issue, i think for a lot of american catholics, of the impact that pope francis can have on cultural and political debates in america. gary bower, t
in the minimum wage. >>> well pope francis stamped his personal touch on the first sunday blessing. 300,000 people showed up for today's address from his balcony over st. peters square. cbs reporter explains how they came face to face with the church members. he told the estimated gathered below that it will be nice for them and to be gone on sunday at the square. and his comments drew the laughter and applause, especially when offering up several languages where he gave the traditional italian wish. >> reporter: have a good sunday and enjoy lunch. only a few minutes earlier francis was plunging into the crowd that gathered outside his parish church at the edge of the vatican territory where he set mass. the break from protocol seemed to catch his security men off balance and unsure of what to do. whatever francis does to reform the vatican won't be known for a while. and the heads of the department who automatically lost their job between popes have been reinstated on the understanding that for some it will be temporary. and taking on the faithful in the curious, it was a trial run for
chemical weapons in a village near aleppo. >> pope francis officially begins his papacy in rome with a promise to embrace the whole of humanity. >> in a vote expected to have wide ranging consequences, lawmakers in cyprus have delivered a decisive and overwhelming note to a government tax to lead the bank accounts. >> that means government cash for pensions, welfare, and health care could dry up as early as may. parliament voted less than an hour ago, following to be would days of high drama, handing the government and brussels a resounding defeat with no delegates voting in favor of the plan. 36 no votes and 19 abstentions. >> the house speaker had urged mp's to say no to blackmail in the vote on the bureau's own bailout package. his words clearly catching the angry mood in the chambers and on the streets. outside the parliament building, angry crowds also called for a no vote and held up signs, warning that other nations like italy and spain could be next in line. for the latest, let's cross over now live to our correspondent. nathan, this is a resounding defeat for the govern
of the virgin mary, st. josephs, st. peter and paul and francis, that the holy spirit may accompany my ministry and i ask all of you to pray for me, amen. >> and a very simple homily, in its simplicity, speaking of protection, repeatedly talking about the role of protection, speaking about hope. speaking about power as service. this pope has sent a very powerful message in his simplicity. one that lays the ground work for the kind of papacy he expects to have. the beauty of the created world, respecting god's creatures, protecting the environment, talking about the poor and the weak. showing his humility, talking about authentic power being service. and also talking about the darkness and we heard this from him before when he's booked journalists as an audience. he spoke of call to right the wrongs. father, i think if in much the way a presidential inaugural address lays out the agenda for presidency, we have heard him laying out the agenda for the papacy. >> he's going to do it with authentic powers in service, to the people of god, do it with tenderness with a great sense of hope. the sense o
't nothin to me [ crowd murmurs ] hey! ♪ [ howls ] ♪ >> look at this individual grown. pope francis. look at that. the world celebrates his official commencement as our next pope. just wanted to share that moment with you. thanks for watching. he's shepard. >> shepard: a beautiful morning in rome. >> welcome back. >> shepard: thank you. there's been a deadly explosion that killed seven u.s. marines, happened right here at home in the heart of the nevada desert. >>> the syrian regime took time away from killing its own people to claim the rebels there launched the first chemical weapons attack. but the united states is not buying it. and some economists are now saying that there's a shadow economy that could explain why the retail sales are rising despite static credit spending and paychecks. an explanation at last. at it all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. >>> from fox, at 3:00 in new york city, seven u.s. marines are dead and several others hurt after a training exercise in nevada. it happened at hawthorne army depot there last night. the military uses that base to store w
world leaders continue to arrive for the inauguration of pope francis. there's zimbabwe's long ruler made his way to rome. >> and vice president joe biden is leading the delegation for the united states. he's joining a long list of leaders and dignitaries who will witness the official installation of the former cardinal from argentina. francis is the first latin american to head the catholic church. >>> inmates back in custody but not until they had broken out of jail in quebec in rather unusual fashion. >> one witness describes it kind of as a james bond moment. you have these inmates hoisted onto a hijacked helicopter, flew away and then this is all happening in broad daylight. >> amazing scene. paula newton is in ottawa. it does sound like something out of a movie. this has happened before, but never where you are. how did they pull it off? >> as you say the middle of broad daylight, two accomplices, allegedly told a helicopter pilot they wanted to go for a sightseeing tour over the mountains, fine, they went up in the helicopter. the pilot says within a few minutes he had a gun t
, where pope francis set the tone for a humbler, simpler church at his inaugural mass. jeffrey brown talks to john allen in rome. >> me where againing now the focus shifts from style to substance and the question becomes how is this new tone going to be translated into the hard work of actuallygoverning the church? there, of course, the challenges are considerably more steep >> ifill: we continue our series of stories about the middle east, margaret warner reports on the divide among the two leading palestinian factions, and its impact on the quest for peace. . >> it is really a divide over power. who's going to control what and what's going to be in a stronger position to win the palestinian people and who's going to have the narrative on its side? >> woodruff: and we examine a dramatic shift in public opinion with a majoritof aricans supporting same sex marriage. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving o economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to
on first sunday as pontiff, pope francis seems determined to break the mold. ♪ [ jen garner ] what skincare brand is so effective... so trusted... so clinically proven dermatologists recommend it twice as much as any other brand? neutrogena®. recommended by dermatologists 2 times more than any other brand. now that's beautiful. neutrogena®. ♪ >>> we've seen some great parades this weekend worldwide. it was cold today in dublin, ireland, but the irish spirit and likely irish whiskey kept parade watchers warm. green beer was flowing in boston. it was their 112th sat patricst patrick's day. a million showed up for the parade. when you think of irish celebrations, you might immediately think of shanghai. probably not. today in the world's most populated cities they had irish dancers, and an east meets west. this traditional chinese dragon dyed green. >>> pope francis gave his first plessing before a cheering crowd in st. peter's square. >> translator: i warmly greet all the pilgrims. thank you for coming. do pray for me, please.prayers. >>> forgiveness was a key theme in the pope's address.
stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's square was less or nate than in the past but it could not be described as either simple or understated. heads of state, all their representatives occupied the front row, but this service was squarely aimed at the 150,000 pilgrims who stood to see the new leader of their church. among those, they watched the first time ever the symbol of the papacy, the fisherman's ring was placed on the finger of a man from latin america. his homily was an instruction to get back to core principles. "embrace the whole of hue moonty especially in the poorest, the weakest, the most important." for almost a week his introduction has been a series o
days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this california. what is behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy killed in a tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek follow
. >>> still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, just days away from his official installation, pope francis continues to show his humble side and grows legions of fans in the process. and new concerns about sea lion pups washing ashore this behind this disturbing new trend? and a business of a scoop from a pregnant duchess of cambridge. what she is saying today about the sex of her baby. we'll be right back. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. ama dates has the night off. in tonight's headlines, an emotional candlelight vigil in santa rosa for a 14-year-old boy kigic car tragic car racing accident. marcus johnson died yesterday when he was hit by a sprint car driven by his 17-year-old cousin at a marysville racetrack. >>> a motorcycle driver is dead in walnut creek following a traffic crash on 680. in that area the motorcycle hit at least two other witnesses sa witnesses say that motorcycle was racing another car. >>> a fire in a wildlife area in the san juaquin river delta sent huge clouds of smoke and ash over the east bay today. the fare was burning on lower sherman island.
city and around the world. the inauguration of pope francis. if you are just waking up, it has been, lest i repeat phao*eurbgs an absolutely -- repeat myself, a beautiful morning in the vatican city. we witnessed the homily from pope francis. during this mass, the holy communion. our religion correspondent lauren green in rome for us this morning. lauren, people of the faith are very well familiar with this process. >> absolutely. i want to clarify something, that pope francis is not offering communion to the masses but only to the deacons there. estimates say that about 150,000 people in st. peter's square, that column-lined street leading to the vatican. there are priests going to the crowd that will venture communion to the people, to anybody who wants it. nobody will be turned away. those yellow and white umbrellas, those are indications to the people in the crowd that communion is being served and they should head to one of those umbrellas if they want to be served. we're not quite sure how long the communion will last. but everybody will be served. and everybody who wants to p
leaders, include vice president joe biden are gathering in rome ahead of the installation of pope francis. let's get to keer simmons. >> reporter: good morning. even if it is raining like this tomorrow, this area will still be packed as you say. world leaders are flying in. the pope meeting with the argentina president. the pope's message, remember the poor, and his style is winning fans for people on the street. as pope francis prepares for the installation mass, vice president biden arrived in rome sunday. it is ordinary men and women that are connecting with the pope in an extraordinary way. francis walking over to a crowd of a few hundred people just to say hello, leaving his security scrambling. then sunday, he greeted tens of thousands in st. peter's square for his first angeles, even making the mass. in the crowd, we met philadelphia's cardinal. >> this is unique. this is a wonderful opportunity. i mean, it is the first time the new pope, pope francis appeared, first time he gives his blessing here. >> reporter: preparations in the same square are under way. we have the setup alrea
of sovas. his remains were discovered in 1994. they are suggesting his wife killed him. >>> pope francis is set to be officially installed in just a couple hours. earlier he met with the president of argentina, a woman he once clashed with. there rome on the preparations for the inauguration mass. >> reporter: sounds of tractors, as workers set up barriers inside, all part of the last minute preparations for the inauguration mass for pope francis, the new head of the catholic church along with barriers, plenty of police providing security not just for the pope, but the more than 100 leaders from around the world here to witness the historic event. that group including vice president biden, the first catholic to hold the office. meeting with italian heads of state before witnessing the ceremony tomorrow. pope francis meeting with argentinean president, although the two clashed over certain social issues while he was the archbishop of buenos aries it was all thanks today. inside the vatican, officials unvailing the papal ring and coat of arms. >> the ceremony will start at the tomb of st.
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as a surprise choice. he's the first jesuit. pope francis is known for humanity and long time service to the poor. he inherits a troubled church much reconciled tradition with a modernizing world. joining me now in rome and new york, monsignor lorenzo al katie and frank bruni and on the phone from rome daniel wakin to talk about what has happened since the selection of the new pope -- why this pope. >> two main reasons. one is significant cardinals really did want to go in a different direction. i think they wanted someone that into of could interject a hint of humanity and solidarity with the poor. a tough administrator. and the other part which is hard to figure out is due to the internal policies of the conclave and the jockeying of different groups and different nationalities of card numbers. that's a little harder to make out because so much is based on whips of information. the latter part it looks like the main italian candidate angelo -- was undermined by opposition from the italian cardinals themselves. that sunk his candidacy which opened the door for people to coalesce arou
francis today officially installed as the leader of the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> i'm very excited for the new pope. >> shepard: tonight the pope's humble message of hope and tears of joy in home country of argentina. and the chilling account of a gunpoint confrontation with the university of central florida attack plotter. >> [inaudible] >> tonight the roommate of the now dead suspect speaks. >> first from fox this tuesday night, u.s. marines confirm now they have issued a complete ban on one of the work horse weapons in all of their arsenal. it applies to all 670-millimeter mortars after one exploded during a disastrous training exercise in nevada today. it's a blast that killed seven u.s. marines and hurt seven other service members. it actually happened last night at hawthorne army depot, it's a remote weapons storage and training facility about 100 miles south and east of reno. the mortar involved in the accident is similar to the one you see here. a brigadier general says the shell exploded while it was still in its launching tube and shrapnel went everywhere. to make matters
of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now it comes down to substance, correct? >> reporter: you are absolutely right. it was a mass wrapped in the traditions of the catholic faith. but as he has done since his election pope francis managed to weave his own tone into the celebration here. he began this day as he has his papacy, embracing the faithful. >> very spiritual, touching. it is a pilgrimage. >> reporter: pulled so many to the inaugural mass. among them kings, presidents, the u.s. delegation led by vice president joe biden. but it was his connection with the crowd that seemed to be the most powerful including this moment when he stopped to offer a special blessing. >> with all of the people here the pope stops to greet a severely handicap person. i think that sums it all up. >> reporter: a renewed dedication to those he called the poor, needy and weake
in the history of the catholic church. two popes meeting for lunch. pope francis met pope benedict today. ben wedeman is live from rome for us. historic moment. why did this happen? >> reporter: this was something that pope francis said he wanted to do. and he's consistently spoken very highly of pope emeritus benedict since he stepped down in late february. what we saw was interesting. we were in the main square. there was about 2,000 people. they watched as his helicopter flew over head. people were clapping and waving. there was a lot of hope among the people that pope francis would come out and make one of his unscheduled appearances. however, it was a more solemn occasion. he met with pope r emeritus benedict for about two hours. they prayed together and had lunch together and had about a 45-minute meeting. we don't know what they discussed, but there are lots of things on the plate of the new pope who has to deal with governance within the vatican, its finances, all the challenges facing the church. it was a historic first. it's never been seen before that two popes both dressed in whit
francis' papacy. >> thousands of people, francis was inaugurated. the bishop of rome. >> francis cruise through st. peters square, in an open top of. did not use what has become known as the bulletproof popemobile. >> he actually stopped -- a touching moment -- to kiss the head of a physically disabled man. a man who has been seen of the people and that style has broken tradition in all of the way the catholic world that seems to love which rattled secured detail. ben wedeman is in rome. now the work begins with the expectation by many of reformer, perhaps vatican spring, move to the style to the substance that many want to see. >> reporter: yes. we're going to have to wait and see about that. he hasn't actually done much in the way of real policy changes of initiatives and he certainly is the hope and change pope but he's the head of a body the vatican that's very resistant to change. i've read, for instance, that observers say you don't change the vatican, the vatican changes you. therefore it's an old bureaucracy that doesn't use modern technology, modern message the way that some of
francis has for 1.2 billion catholics. >> reporter: developing news from nevada -- a deadly accident involving several u.s. marines. the questions that surround the tragedy. >> reporter: a man is shot and killed by police in east san jose. investigators are looking into what led up to this shooting. we'll have an update. ♪ >>> and overnight mass at the vatican, marking a new era for the church. >> reporter: miami or santa clara? who will host super bowl l? the nfl has nare roared it down but it doesn't necessarily want to pay. we'll tell you what the organization is asking for t "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, march 19th. >>> we have new video on developing news we first told you about in our last hour, the marine corps has confirmed seven marines were killed last night during a training exercise near the california/nevada border. there was an explosion just before 10:00 p.m. at the hawthorne army depot near hawthorne,ner. that's about 140 miles --ner. that's about 140
a dramatic moment. pope francis truly will be a man of the people, entering in an uncovered pope mobile and going into the crowd to kiss babies and the sick. his message to the world straight ahead this morning. >>> plus the winter that won't go away. the northeast blasted with snow and sleet and high winds. >>> developing right now, an explosion at an army depot during a training exercise, and there are injuries. we'll have the latest. >>> plus, new information on that planned attack at a college campus. details on the backpack full of bombs found in a dorm room. >> and a global sell-off in markets, and a vote today to bail out yet another european country. is this the reason in this country investors were looking to sell? it's tuesday, march 19th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> our "starting point" this morning, thousands of worshippers in st. peter's square praying for and with pope francis during his historic inaugural mass. as the pope entered without the traditional butateproof glass roof of the pope mobile. ushering a new era for the catholic church that has been embr
in the morning. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> monte, thank you. >>> and police in the east bay tonight are trying to determine the cause of death of a man who was found floating in the bay near richmond. police received a call around 3:00 this afternoon about a body in the water. homicide investigators were called in, but at this point it appears the death may have been an accident. they say the man may have slipped and fell into the water and then died. authorities have identified the body, but are still trying to contact family members. >>> the debate over same-sex marriage is headed for the supreme court this week. both sides will have their say on the federal defense of marriage act. on tuesday, justices will hear arguments on california's prop and consider whether states can stop same-sex marriage. people have been camping outside the proportionate for days to witness history. on tuesday, the court will hear a challenge to proposition 8. it defined marriage as one man, one woman. >> no evidence, none, that allowing gays and lesbians to marry harms the insti
being installed. pope francis wore the same simple iron cross he wore as a cardinal. as he continues to set a new tone at the vatican. elizabeth corridan has the story. >> reporter: pope francis rolled into st. peter's square tuesday morning where a crowd of thousands gathered under sunny skies to witness his inaugural mass. he did not ride in the traditional pope mobile, opting instead for an open- air vehicle that allowed him direct contact with the faithful. he kissed babies and even got out of his s-u-v to bless a disabled man. jhorsn) >> reporter: following ceremonies inside st. peter's basilica, pope francis processed outdoors where he was inaugurated bishop of rome. the newly-elected pontiff accepted a lamb's wool shawl.a symbol of his role as "the good shepherd" and the fisherman's ring, representing his duty to spread the gospel. pope francis delivered his first homily in italian, asking followers to assume the role of protectors. >> we are all protectors of protectors of one another, of the environment. let us not allow signs of destruction and death accompany our journey o
is meeting another living pope for the first time in centuries. pope francis is meeting with his predecessor, pope benedict xvi. they were meeting together at benedict's home. he has been following francis' election as poep and in front of new crowds in rome. >>> and president obama is wrapping up his trip to the middle east, and he also made stops in israel, the best bank during his trip. and he called on israel to start direct talks with the palestinians, and helped to broker an apology over the deadly commando raid, and pledged $200 million in aid to cope with the refugees from syria. >>> the concurrent resolution is agreed to. >> move to reconsider? >> without objection. >> the senate has passed a budget. >> you heard it here, right there, the senate has passed a budget. it's the first time the senate has done that in four years. by the way, it's the job of your elected officials to have a budget every year, and anyway. it followed a marathon vote-o-rama. lawmakers burned the midnight oil and then some, and the democratic sponsored proposal has a $1 billion preduction in spending. >>> al
installation of pope francis at the vatican. biden is leading the u.s. delegation and will be joined by house minority leader nancy pelosi of san francisco and bay area congress woman anna eshew. they are expected to join more than 1 million people tomorrow for traveling from across the globe to be in rome for the ceremony. >>> this week marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the iraq war, and a new report is shedding light on the wars cost, in human life and in dollars. the report from researchers at brown university says 190,000 people were killed in a conflict. that includes 4500 u.s. service members and 134,000 iraqi civilians. researchers also calculated the total cost of the war at almost $2.2 trillion. >> iraq achieved a lot but we are increasingly concerned about the political crisis going on now and the stalemate and this has to be solved by discussion. >> a recent poll found that 53% of americans feel the invasion of iraq was a mistake. 42% said the war was not a mistake. >>> at this hour the u.s. supreme court is deciding on wheth
to that ammunition and we'll have more information on this story as we get it in to ktvu. >>> pope francis has been officially installed at vatican city. he vows to serve the poorest and the weakest. ♪ >> this is just hours ago. pope francis was presented with a symbolic fisherman's ring. before being installed, he circled st. peter's square in a vehicle, then he did something very different. stepped down, kissed the head of that disabled man in the crowd. >> he began his work last wednesday night. this is not gonna be an ordinary people. he wants to be very close to the people. >> about 200,000 people packed st. peter's square watching the installation. vice president joe biden was there leading the u.s. delegation for the installation mass. >>> 7:03. new this morning a car fire nearly spread to the oakland raiders' team headquarters in alameda. firefighters arrived at the fire at harbor bay parkway just after 4:00 this morning. they found a car fully engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back of the property which is behind the oakland airport.
where he and hundreds of thousands of others will attend pope francis's inauguration. we'll take you to the preparations in vatican city. >>> we'll also show you why experts say sarah palin stole the show at the cpac convention in maryland, get her big gulp on at the end of the weekend. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> the vice president joe biden is joining leaders from around the world traveling to rome on the eve of the inaugural mass for newly elected pope francis. however, there is controversy over who is attending. nbc's jay gray has details from rome. >> reporter: working through the rain, crews in st. peters square, vice president joe biden leads the u.s. contingent as leaders gather for the inauguration of pope francis including argentine president, who had lunch at the vatican today. the two had a contentious relationship whearlier. they did not release details. zimbabwe president is also in rome for t
, the installation misfor pope francis, after greeting an estimated 200,000 faithful in st. peter's square, the new pontiff has a more personal encounter with vice president biden and other heads of state. >>> and on the eve of president obama's trip to the middle east, andrea joins us live from israel with a look at what to expect. >>> but first an extended st. patrick's day celebration at the white house as the president hosts ireland's prime minister. >> i want to welcome you, thank you for giving me an excuse to break out my green tie. >> it's a real opportunity to celebrate st. patrick's week, i have a second tie for the president if he so wishes and of course, there is a standing open invitation to president obama to come back to ireland. >>> i'm luke russert live in washington, we'll check in with andrea, who is in jerusalem in a moment. but first, breaking news out of nevada -- the u.s. military says an overnight live fire training accident at the hawthorne army depot in western nevada has killed at least seven marines. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski joins me with the
. >>> the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. >>> police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will be looking for drivers as they are texting as they drive or
that investigation. >>> the official mass to inaugurate pope francis will be held tomorrow. this morning we're learning new details about the ceremony. yesterday, more than 100,000 people crowded into st. peter's square to hear the pope's first sunday prayer from the vatican. this morning, we learned that pope francis will put on a fisherman's ring during the mass that once belonged to pope paul vi and the code of arms will be simple. earlier he met with the president of argentina, which might have been a little awkward since the two clashed over the president's socially liberal policies when the pope was archbishop of buenos aires. joe biden will lead the delegation tomorrow. house democratic leader nancy pelosi is also a member of the delegation along with a bipartisan group of nine leaders that includes anna eshew biden is the first roman catholic of the united states. today he's meeting with leaders in italy. we'll go live to rome in a few minutes for more on the ceremony. >>> police officers are fan out all over southern california and look they will
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